Planning a wedding is a big deal, even if you are used to organising events (which many of you won’t be)! From worries about finances and family politics, to comparison anxiety and logistics, it’s enough to rattle even the coolest of cucumbers.
It might be really obvious you are feeling stressed, or you might be ploughing on without recognising the signs. You may be feeling overwhelmed, irritable, have a racing mind, or even have lost all interest in wedding planning. If so, I hope this blogs helps show you how to deal with wedding planning stress by taking some time out and looking after your anxiety.
If you are looking for advice on how to handle wedding stress in the current climate, then you can read part I of this blog here.
You might have heard anecdotes or read stories which set-up expectations for wedding planning. Like, you’ll KNOW the moment you try on the ‘right’ dress, or you’ll feel an instant connection to the supplier you’ve been following on social media for months. But that’s not true for everyone, and it’s OK if you don’t feel this way. Some of these decisions may be more practical for you, rather than based on emotions. So don’t set yourself up to be disappointed with lofty expectations – what will be, will be!
I hope these tips have helped you with how to manage wedding planning stress. Remember that it’s OK for your day not to be perfect. Take the pressure off of this single day being the best day of your life. Your wedding will be an incredible day, but it is one chapter in your story, and you will have so many wonderful, memorable days in your life, both within your partnership and on your own.